Somali leaders condemn the killing of Syrian and Somali doctors
The Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the new Somalia prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahemd and the Somalia’s outgoing Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon have strongly condemned the killing of three Syrian doctors and three Somali nationals in the outskirts of Mogadishu on Wednesday.
The Three VIP in Somalia sent their condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the attack.
They strongly condemned the merciless attacks against innocent people and said that such actions have no place in the Islamic faith and Somali culture.
“Such merciless attack against innocent people has no place in our Islamic faith and Somali culture. I condemn such attacks in the strongest possible terms.” He said in a statement.
He called on the security agencies to carry out full investigations into the incident and to bring the perpetrators behind the attack to justice.
Meanwhile, Somalia’s newly appointed prime minister designate Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has also condemned the attack against the Syrian and Somali doctors.
“Such abhorrent attacks against innocent people have no place in our religion and humanity,” he said in a press statement.
These statements follow the early condemnations by both Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, AMISOM and the United Nations Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay who vehemently condemned the attack.
Three Syrian doctors and their Somali colleague were on Wednesday gunned down by unidentified gunmen on their way to Afgoye from Mogadishu.
Two of their bodyguards were also killed in the attack.